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Kenneth J. Cooper

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Law professors argue Div.1 athletics is full-time job

Is playing big-time college sports an extracurricular activity or a job?Two...

Neponset River Trail needs MBTA crossing

The MBTA and state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are trying to work...

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Setti Warren embarks on US Senate race

Newton Mayor Setti Warren talks about his candidacy for U.S. Senate during a recent at-large Boston City Council...

Law fails to remove green teachers from classrooms

Nearly a decade after the No Child Left Behind law was enacted, studies have...

Committee uncertain over prison based head count

The chairmen of the state Joint Committee on Redistricting are non-committal about drawing new...

Study examines role of race in political representation

Anyone who cites the election of Barack Obama as proof the country has gotten...

Prison inmates at issue in redrawing political districts

The U.S. Census Bureau has always counted inmates where they are incarcerated, rather than...

Retired educator still plans to give back

As chancellor of the Connecticut State University System, David G. Carter had to deal...

'Healthy on the Block' coming to Mattapan

In the food desert that is Mattapan, health activists are planting an oasis or...

SJC: Bristol County inmates owed $1 million in refunds

Prisoner advocates are racing against a tight deadline to find thousands of former inmates,...

Critics question effectiveness of Civil Rights Commission

WASHINGTON — Halfway through his term, President Barack Obama is moving to wrest control...

Study: Loans to minorities did not cause housing crisis

Conservative Republicans and commentators have frequently blamed the housing crisis on the Community Reinvestment...

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Letters from Thurgood: Segregation is Un-American, too

This 1954 photo shows lawyers for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. Pictured (from l to...

Study: 62 percent drop in home mortgages to minorities

WASHINGTON, DC — Since the housing market collapsed, mortgage lending to African Americans and...

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An actor's legacy

Well-wishers pay respect to the late Boston University professor James SpruillJames Spruill, an accomplished actor and Boston...

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A forum for local voices

(Photo courtesy of WGBH) Award-winning journalist Callie Crossley is serious about airing different perspectives on her WGBH...

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Affirmative action in US led by Hub woman

Not many people talk much...

Racial inequality still lingers in Boston

James Jennings is quite familiar with census data about Boston’s black community, but even...

CORI reform still allows private background checks

The part of the new Massachusetts law that prohibits inquiring about criminal records on...

Three generations square off in 5th Suffolk state rep race

An intergenerational fight is on to succeed Marie St. Fleur as the state representative...

A bridge too far?

A proposed walkway between Milton and Mattapan has neighbors at odds Kenneth J. CooperThe state’s plans...

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A summertime passion

With a little online help, technology specialist Donovan Malvo is off and flying with his five radio-controlled airplanes ...

UMass Boston's effort to aid Haitian university at a standstill

University of Massachusetts Boston’s efforts to help the State University of Haiti upgrade its...

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New book traces prof's path from the streets

In “Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and...

Some blacks support Brown on education, business

They were not all that visible during the campaign, but U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown...

Study: Yoga provides healthy relief from lower back pain

By doing yoga regularly, minority individuals who have back pain can reduce their physical...

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Setti Warren wins Newton mayor's race

Newton Mayor Elect Setti Warren is all smiles after attending a meeting with Gov. Deval Patrick at the...

Elected officials to promote Haitian aid

Elected officials of Haitian descent have joined together to form a national network to...

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Boston U professor trains scholars in Ancient Arabic

Boston University professor Fallou Ngom is training scholars in an ancient Arabic writing system that he believes disputes...

Kennedy opened U.S. doors to Caribbeans

Were it not for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Boston’s Caribbean Carnival would be a...

Minority enrollment stays strong in Mich.

The number of minority freshmen at the University of Michigan remains about the same...

Ethnic diversity strong for Mass. Nigerians

As sound trucks slow-rolled up the hill in Roxbury, the rhythmic music from outsize...

'Sober houses' under legal review by city

The Roxbury development that has become Safe Haven Sober Houses started quietly enough...

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Professor pushes for green jobs to reduce poverty

J. Phillip Thompson, a professor of urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), believes the creation...

Compact continues to push Mass. diversity benchmarks

In 1721, as an outbreak of smallpox caused panic in Boston, an African slave...

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Obama as change agent: Measuring his impact

Barack Obama has made history...

More minorities now leading Mass. colleges

The number of presidents of color at Massachusetts colleges and universities steadily increased during...

Beyond the ‘new’ black pol

Three days after that speech in Boston, the Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch cited “some political analysts” who said Obama “represents...

Nubia museum head links Boston, Egypt

ASWAN, Egypt — The Nubia Museum sits on a hill just up from the...

How life in the Hub shaped a historical icon

EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday, May 19, would have marked the 83rd birthday...

Black schools winning more Fulbright awards

She cited the example of a Morgan student, a French major, who went on a Fulbright to French-speaking Cameroon...

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Blunt, unafraid Atkins fought the good fight

(From left): Former Boston City Councilor Thomas I. Atkins stands with U.S. Rep. William Clay, D-Mo., as then-New...

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